The 2013 NIT has had some surprising scores thus far. The second round wasn’t very shocking so far, though, as four favorites advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Say goodbye to the underdog.
Stony Brook was cast aside by the Iowa Hawkeyes, by a 75-63 margin, as Iowa advanced to the quarterfinals of Region Four.
In Region Three, both Alabama (66-54 over Stanford) and Maryland (62-52 over Denver) scored double-digit victories to advance to a one-seed versus two-seed showdown.
Baylor, who narrowly got by Arizona State by a final 89-86 margin, will await the winner of Robert Morris versus Providence on Monday.
We’ll break down each of these four winners and their outlook for the remainder of the tournament in the following slideshow.